[OSM-dev] Pointers for API documentation?
joshua at willowisp.net
Sat Apr 29 03:36:56 BST 2006
Thanks for the information - I have taken a look at both the Tiger
Import and the REST api. I also saw the arguments around not using GPX
and while I certainly do not presume to question those decisions, are
there any thoughts towards interoperability with other systems (perhaps
through a GPX-REST translation gateway)?
Finally, WRT to the Tiger data, do you know if the census includes
unique IDs for nodes, etc...? If so, this would seem to be a rational
key for information exchange - is there going to be any mapping between
Tiger IDs and OSM IDs?
Again, I appreciate the information - I apologize if my questions seem
Dan Karran wrote:
> On 4/27/06, joshua <joshua at willowisp.net> wrote:
>> My name is Joshua Layne - I am a user and list reader of roadmap (an
>> open source map/gps viewer). There have been some enhancements made
>> to this program by others that allow for GPS path recording and
>> annotation within the roadmap framework (perhaps similar to the Qt
>> based app mentioned on your site). roadmap uses processed tiger data
>> to generate its maps, and as I am in california - I should be happy
>> :) But in many counties, the census data is inaccurate and I would
>> love to be able to 'correct these paths' while using them (only while
>> stopped at lights, etc... :) and then upload the corrected 'shifts' -
>> openstreetmap seems to be a very good fit for this. roadmap has a
>> plugin architecture that would probably allow for an 'openstreetmap'
>> plugin, whereby users could upload their annotated paths directly
>> from the program.
> There's an ongoing project to import the TIGER data into
> Openstreetmap, so it'll be easy for anyone to go in then and change
> the information.
>> Is there interest in this from your project? If so, are there
>> documented APIs for uploading (again, perhaps from the Qt-based
>> system)? I would very much appreciate any pointers to existing docs,
>> etc... and also a feel for whether this is a good fit with your project.
> Have you seen the REST API page on the wiki? There's documentation on
> there for most of the interfaces.
> Dan Karran
> dan at karran.net
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